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This Day in the Arts: October 1

1880:

Composer John Phillip Sousa becomes leader of the United States Marine Corps Band.

1904:

Vladimir Horowitz, a Russian-American pianist, is born. His use of tone and technique and the excitement of his playing are thought by many to be unrivaled.

1998:

Carlisle, Kentucky native Barbara Kingsolver publishes her critically acclaimed first novel, The Bean Trees, about a young woman who leaves rural Kentucky and winds up in urban Tucson with a 3-year-old companion named Turtle.


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